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Virginia Seafood Sustainability March 2018

Landings And Value Of Top 20 Virginia Species 2018

Virginia Seafood Sustainability A report requested by the Virginia Marine Products Board Robert A. Fisher Virginia Institute of Marine Science Virginia Sea Grant-Affiliated Extension March 2018   Virginia Seafood Sustainability1 … More »

Oysters

Oyster Facts & Information

Are oysters safe to eat? Oysters harvested from approved waters, packed under sanitary conditions, and properly refrigerated are usually safe for raw consumption by healthy individuals. Cooking oysters to an … More »

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Virginia is in the oyster business!

The shellfish aquaculture industry in Virginia continues to grow, adding significant value to the State’s seafood marketplace. The numbers of market oysters sold by Virginia growers increased in 2012 by … More »

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Landings and Value of Top 20 Virginia Species 2017

Species DOCKSIDE VALUE ($) LANDINGS (POUNDS) Oyster $48,987,866.03 4,180,366 Quahog Clam $47,610,543.50 4,936,323 Blue Crab $38,072,742.10 30,921,837 Sea Scallop $34,833,542.11 3,896,913 Menhaden $22,865,271.00 284,226,224 Conchs $6,591,859.38 1,281,498 Striped Bass $6,257,079.03 … More »

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Tasty Soft-Shells Make Any Occasion

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mike Hutt Virginia Marine Products Board Tel: 757-874-3474 Fax: 757-886-0671 E-mail: mhutt@vaseafood.org Tasty Soft-Shells Make Any Occasion If you’ve never tasted a soft-shell crab before, … More »

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Make Oysters Your World This Summer

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mike Hutt Virginia Marine Products Board Tel: 757-874-3474 Fax: 757-886-0671 E-mail: mhutt@vaseafood.org Make Oysters Your World This Summer The world may not be your oyster, … More »

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Facts About The Virginia Seafood Industry 2017

FROM: Virginia Marine Products Board 554 Denbigh Blvd., Suite B Newport News, VA 23608 CONTACT: Mike Hutt Executive Director Tel: 757-874-3474 Fax: 757-886-0671 virginiaseafood.org The Virginia seafood industry is one … More »